31 Hymns: My Jesus I Love Thee

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My Jesus I Love Thee

I’ve been reading the Bible lately and all the personal pronouns are jumping out.  So, when thinking through what hymn to do today – this is the one I started singing in my head.

If Jesus is your Savior – He HAS to be personal to you.  You can’t keep Jesus at a distance.  He longs to be there, right with you – all the time.  And the Spirit lives in you to make that happen.

This song, as a hymn, builds in power when being sung.  You can’t help but meditating on the first few stanzas than singing at the top of your lungs the last one.  I love it.  And I have a deep desire for the Church to sing this with hands lifted high, smile on their faces, head flung backwards, gaze lifted upward.

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

31 Days of Hymns